Those of us who have companion parrots know all too well that on occasion these beautiful bills can be dangerous. Parrot bites are not trivial and can be a real problem for some bird owners.
Why Do Parrots Bite?
Wild parrots do not often use their beaks for biting and employ different means such as flight and vocalization to resolve disputes (although occasionally injuries do occur). But with captive birds, there can be a number of reasons that may cause them to bite.
Incorrect training of young birds can lead to improper reinforcement of biting behavior. Unlike a dog, a parrot thinks eliciting a yell from you is a good thing! They can also learn to bite when coming to you if inadequate patience is shown and the bird feels hurried. [Read more…] about Why Parrots Bite, Warning Signs And How To Stop It